Facelift Surgery (Full, Mini, Mid, and Lower Rhytidectomy) – Westlake Village, CA

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About Facelift Surgery

Plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Ethan Baughman performs a full spectrum of surgical facial treatments in Westlake Village, CA. One of the most sought-out surgeries at Ethan Baughman Plastic Surgery is a facelift. This surgery focuses on distinct areas of the face to tighten loose skin and wrinkles to create a smoother, more youthful appearance. Based upon your concerns and goals for surgery, a facelift can focus on the upper area (the forehead and eyes), the mid-face area (the cheeks), the bottom (the mouth, jowls, neck), or all of these areas for a full rejuvenation. The facelift technique used depends on your desired outcome, the health and condition of your skin, the degree of skin laxity, your lifestyle, age, and more. Dr. Baughman is a highly trained and experienced surgeon who understands the complexity and delicate anatomy of a facelift procedure. His goal is to produce a natural appearance that's gorgeous, subtle, and still striking.

Ideal Candidates

Men and women in Westlake Village, CA who might be interested in facelift surgery are bothered by drooping skin, lines, and wrinkles on their face. A facelift can target one or more areas, depending on your unique goals and desired outcome. During your initial consultation with Dr. Baughman, he will assess your skin and features as he listens to your concerns and goals. This will help him develop a custom treatment plan that addresses your needs while making sure your results look natural.

Surgical Technique

Depending on your needs and goals, there are different facelifts techniques that may be used. Some of the more common facelift options include:

  • Full Facelift
    A common surgery for older adults, the full or "traditional" facelift places an incision close to the hairline, which extends down to the area near the temples and stops near the base of the ears. The deeper layer of facial muscles is carefully tightened to address droopy features as excess skin is removed. This facelift is used for individuals who have visible signs of aggressive aging.
  • Mid-Facelift
    With a similar approach to the mini facelift, a mid-facelift addresses the hollows and lax areas close to the cheekbones, as well as the upper jaw. The mid-facelift works well for those who want improvements in the middle to lower region of the face.
  • Lower Facelift
    A lower facelift corrects the area around the lips, the chin, lower cheeks, and jawline. A lower facelift is commonly performed with a neck lift for a smooth, even appearance.
  • Mini Facelift
    During a mini facelift, a thin incision is placed near the ears to lift the skin to a higher position, which enhances the mouth, jawline, and jowls. This process creates a nice and subtle enhancement for patients with early signs of aging.

What to Expect

Following your facelift, Dr. Baughman and his team will monitor your health until you can be safely released to a friend or family member. Prior to your procedure, Dr. Baughman or someone on his staff will schedule your follow-up visits and go over your post-surgical care instructions. It's normal to have bruising and swelling, slight to moderate pain, and soreness for a few days after your facelift. You should feel and look better after several weeks, though it may be several months before you see your final results.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a facelift cost?
The cost of your facelift will depend on the technique and other factors. In your consultation, Dr. Baughman will create your unique treatment plan to match your needs and goals. When this is complete, he can go over estimates of fees. To avoid unnatural-looking results, it's better to concentrate on finding a skilled surgeon, like Dr. Baughman, instead of the lowest price. Ethan Baughman Plastic Surgery can give you information on low-interest financing that will make your facelift affordable.

Which technique is best for me?
The best technique for you will vary based on your concerns, goals, level of skin laxity, what areas are being addressed, and other factors. To produce your best results, Dr. Baughman will go over the different techniques in your consultation. He can then help you choose which technique is best.

Should I get a surgical or nonsurgical facelift?
Although there are several great noninvasive skin tightening treatments, these can only give you small improvements. For moderate to severe skin sagging, facelift surgery is the best choice to improve your appearance. In your consultation, Dr. Baughman will discuss your choices, including nonsurgical procedures, to help you select which is best for your goals.

What about wrinkle fillers and relaxers over facelift surgery?
Wrinkle fillers and relaxers, like BOTOX and Juvéderm, have become more popular to improve fine lines and wrinkles. Also known as a liquid facelift, nonsurgical wrinkle treatments are good for early signs of aging; however, the results won't last more than 1 – 2 years. A facelift will produce more significant improvements than injectables with longer-lasting results. Ask Dr. Baughman about nonsurgical wrinkle treatments in your consultation.

Will my results look natural?
Some patients worry that a facelift will make their skin look shiny, overly tight, or like they are in a wind tunnel. Dr. Baughman focuses on giving you results that look natural so you appear refreshed, not fake. He listens to your concerns and goals before creating your custom treatment plan to produce your best results.

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Average Cost  
$7,500 - $12,600
Recovery Time  
2 Weeks
Average Procedure Time  
2 – 3 Weeks
Procedure Recovery Location  
Outpatient
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The Right Facelift for You

Cosmetic facial surgery can turn back the hands of time for your face and give you a rejuvenated appearance. There are a wide variety of choices for facelifts to match your unique needs and goals. For more information, we invite you to get in touch with Ethan Baughman Plastic Surgery in Westlake Village, CA to schedule your appointment.

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